Calvin Harris should stop making music immediately

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Dom Passantino, Saturday, 18 August 2007 09:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

yep, he is like some vile British public school James Murphy

Ronan, Saturday, 18 August 2007 09:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

[goes to youtube to check out who this calvin character is]

oh that acceptable in the 80s guy? that was neat enough.

[listens to 'all the girls']

oh christ.

ledge, Saturday, 18 August 2007 09:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

The buzz: "This purveyor of retro-electro is going to be huge in 2007!" - MTV.

The truth: This purveyor of reference-heavy designer funk is going to be hilarious in 2007.

Most likely to: Make us laugh.

Least likely to: Make us dance.

File next to: Hot Chip, The National Trust, Superthriller, Gonzales.

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 18 August 2007 09:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

good god, his videos make me want to KILL.

Roz, Saturday, 18 August 2007 09:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

aw he's only a kid. he were stackin shelfs a year back now he's a pop star. i like the romance of this fact. merrymaking... is ace!

pisces, Saturday, 18 August 2007 09:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

i did this on the jacques lu cont thread.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 18 August 2007 12:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

People, Newton Faulkner is still out there being encouraged by somebody.

Noodle Vague, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

Robin Thicke. Amy McDonald.

Ronan, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

tbh, I actually kinda like "Acceptable in the 80s". But his videos... he just seems so punchable.

Roz, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

FUMING Scots dance artist Calvin Harris cut short his gig at last night's Live at Loch Lomond festival after an angry row with fans who threw mud at him.

The Dumfries-born star dropped a song from his set after a few morons in the crowd tossed the dirt on stage.

Calvin, who has produced tracks with KylieMinogue, couldn't believe what he was seeing and slammed the yobs before performing The Girls.

As he introduced the song, he said: "I don't know what you are throwing mud at me for. I make my own music - I'm here to entertain you.

"I'm not like one of those DJs like Carl Cox over there playing other people's records and getting paid £20,000 to do it."

The rest of the crowd cheered as Calvin pointed towards the other dance tents. He then appeared to try to get among the audience to catch the culprits, before deciding it was better to end the gig prematurely.

He spoke exclusively to The Razz after coming off stage.

Calvin said: "It was like three or four guys chucking mud at me and I just thought it was time somebody said something.

"It was when it hit my keyboard that I got angry because I thought 'how much is this gig going to cost us?' I stuck up for myself.

"We actually dropped a song and cut short the set because of it. I wanted to play The Girls so I dedicated it to the guys who threw the mud."

Calvin claimed it was even more of an insult because he's performing with a "proper band" and being paid less than other artists.

He added: "It annoys me some DJs are getting paid five times as much as us when we are a proper band and they're only playing other people's records.

"They are getting so much more than us but we seem to get the grief. It is kept secret in the industry but we are doing all these gigs and other guys are getting paid £20,000 for playing 20 records.

"I kept trying to find the guys who were throwing the mud. The first time it reached the stage I tried to throw some of it back but I didn't want to keep doing that in case it really started something.

When it was messing up all our gear, I thought I should really do something."

Calvin admits being a festival rookie but insists the experience won't put him off playing more.

He said: "Before this I'd never attended a festival - I was just so busy making tracks in my room.

"If I've learned anything it's always bring your own wellies and then leave them with the tour manager. He knows how to deal with dirty wellies."

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/therazz/daily/tm_method=full%26objectID=19577177%26siteID=66633-name_page.html

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

lol

Noodle Vague, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

carl cox has to put his grandkids thu college somehow.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

Remember when Carl Cox was on the Big Breakfast?

Dom Passantino, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

he's so old i can remember him from 'that was the week that was'.

That one guy that hit it and quit it, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Playing Lance Percival's records?

Noodle Vague, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Remember when Carl Cox was on the Big Breakfast?

playing Whigfield! it was awesome

Harris probably hasn't heard Cox's own tunes. 'The Player' destroys anything he's ever done or will do.

blueski, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

What is it with dance acts talking about proper bands and "proper pop" music being back in the charts according to popjustice?

Why does everything have to be "proper"?

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

bit harsh to bracket james murphy with this witless cock, ronan!

haitch, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's like inverse rockism. xpost

Roz, Saturday, 18 August 2007 13:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

'proper' pop as opposed to actually good/great pop

blueski, Saturday, 18 August 2007 14:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

What the hell is proper pop anyway?

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 18 August 2007 14:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's the kind of thing I would expect 50 year old Abba fans to say.

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 18 August 2007 14:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

tim f's review in the local street press - "he admitted that he never liked disco, maybe he should fucking well stay away from it then." hero!

haitch, Saturday, 18 August 2007 14:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

What the hell is proper pop anyway?

White people.

Noodle Vague, Saturday, 18 August 2007 14:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ahh, that explains why the lex used to slag off popjustice as something else then.

Herman G. Neuname, Saturday, 18 August 2007 14:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Sunday Mail just loves this guy. Yet another live review in todays paper.

Herman G. Neuname, Sunday, 19 August 2007 18:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

BETTER LIVE.

pisces, Sunday, 23 September 2007 04:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Did you take your own mud?

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 23 September 2007 10:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

my own mud? um..

pisces, Sunday, 23 September 2007 11:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

ugh could the guy get any less likeable.

Tim F, Sunday, 23 September 2007 11:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Possibly the worst shit ever made.

Andy K, Sunday, 23 September 2007 11:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

Andy I'm so glad you agree. I despise him.

Tim F, Sunday, 23 September 2007 11:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

"It annoys me some DJs are getting paid five times as much as us when we are a proper band and they're only playing other people's records."

twat

max, Sunday, 23 September 2007 16:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

but i like "acceptable in the 80s"

max, Sunday, 23 September 2007 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

really boring on tv

RJG, Sunday, 23 September 2007 16:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

I forgot Carl Cox existed till this thread. Is he still big in Europe? I’d expect not ...

Mr. Goodman, Sunday, 23 September 2007 20:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh wow, the sheer assholery of that DJ comment...

Telephone thing, Sunday, 23 September 2007 21:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

Yes, everyone knows that playing records is harder than making them, so why shouldn't DJs get paid five times more?

moley, Sunday, 23 September 2007 22:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

carl cox doesn't get paid more because of what he does on stage. he gets paid more because he can draw 10 times as many people.

elan, Monday, 24 September 2007 03:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

I caught the last few songs of his LA set last week, and didn't think it was that bad. Sort of had a 90s dance/LCD Jr. vibe to his songs. I did notice that the club was 18+, and most of the crowd did not have over 21 wristbands, which I think says a lot about his demographic.

naus, Monday, 24 September 2007 06:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Also, way more females than males in attendance, and most looked like they hadn't been to an indie club before. Led me to believe that he must be getting a huge MySpace/MTVU push.

naus, Monday, 24 September 2007 06:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

calvin harris - scotland's disgrace pt. 48.

carl cox is STILL massive.

stirmonster, Monday, 24 September 2007 07:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

Are there any mega-big name 90s DJs who aren't still massive? It's like they can go out of fashion as much as they want and still draw big crowds.

Matt DC, Monday, 24 September 2007 08:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

CALVIN HARRIS AND THE MITCHELL BROTHERS TOGETHER ON ONE TRACK. THE BEST OF BRITISH DANCE MEETS THE BEST OF BRITISH URBAN. HOW CAN THEY FIT SO MUCH NON-IRRITATING TALENT ON ONE SONG? I HAVE NO IDEA.

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zt7VRD6zlSs

Dom Passantino, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Led me to believe that he must be getting a huge MySpace/MTVU push

along with a nice line in DFS sofas ..

mark e, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

ok

1. playing in a real band? big whup, what fucken difference does it make? I think almost anybody would rather hear a good DJ set than a shit band

2. he is a poor imitation of mylo, who is a poor imitation of Les Rythmes Digitales

3. he jumped on the electro/80s revival bandwagon at least 5 years too late

4. he is a stupid twat

max r, Friday, 28 September 2007 14:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

^ all 4 points OTM

But I do like Acceptable in the 80s...

Colonel Poo, Friday, 28 September 2007 15:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

Calvin Harris OTM

everything, Friday, 28 September 2007 16:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

a bunch of my friends are really digging this guy, but i gave the album a spin and was thoroughly unimpressed. it's getting massive college radio play. maybe some good remixes would make it more palatable.

Emily Bjurnhjam, Saturday, 29 September 2007 00:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

it's not my fault the bluebells split up!

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 22 May 2009 15:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

that wouldve been in your favour!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 22 May 2009 15:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

heh!

Dingbod Kesterson, Friday, 22 May 2009 15:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

Calvin is having a Twitter meltdown moment: http://twitter.com/calvinharris

THIS ENTIRE INDUSTRY IS FULL OF RICH PEOPLES KIDS, EVERYWHERE, FUCKING RICH PEOPLES KIDS RICH PEOPLES KIDS

(Continues in this vein for quite some time)

mike t-diva, Friday, 14 August 2009 09:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

All inspired by this review: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/aug/07/calvin-harris-cd-review

mike t-diva, Friday, 14 August 2009 09:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

BECAUSE OF THE FUCKING RICH PEOPLES KIDS there are people who will like the album who wont get the album because they saw a shit review

J4mi3 H4rl3y (Snowballing), Friday, 14 August 2009 09:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

THIS ENTIRE INDUSTRY IS FULL OF RICH PEOPLES KIDS, EVERYWHERE, FUCKING RICH PEOPLES KIDS RICH PEOPLES KIDS

It's a slightly better lyric than I GET ALL THE GIRLS I GET ALL THE GIRLS, I suppose.

Matt DC, Friday, 14 August 2009 09:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

AP (for it is he!) responding at http://twitter.com/alexispetridis

mike t-diva, Friday, 14 August 2009 09:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Or maybe CH is sticking it to Gavin Martin in equal measure: http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/the-ticket/2009/08/album-of-the-week-calvin-harri.html

mike t-diva, Friday, 14 August 2009 09:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

I don't think Gavin Martin has been called a "kid" since 1978

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Friday, 14 August 2009 10:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

RICH PEOPLES KIDS GETTING GOOD REVIEWS BECAUSE MUMMY FUCKED THE JOURNO IN THE 80S

Might want to ruminate on this given that a strong majority of music journos are in their 20s or 30s

Tim Krul ringmaster (DJ Mencap), Friday, 14 August 2009 10:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

Right, I misunderstood, who is he referring to?

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Friday, 14 August 2009 10:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wow, that Petriedes article is one of the best things I think I've ever read of his. I mean that totally without irony.

So basically, Harris' angst about that article boils down to "wah wah wah, Alexis Petriedes is smarter and better educated than I am" - WOW, that must *really* hurt.

hüzün (Masonic Boom), Friday, 14 August 2009 10:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

Credit where credit's due, I think everyone gave that album two stars, not just Petridis.

Matt DC, Friday, 14 August 2009 10:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

Now clarified: "that wasn't about @alexispetridis' review by the way, his came as no surprise."

mike t-diva, Friday, 14 August 2009 10:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

there are people who will like the album who wont get the album because they saw a shit review

lol

unban dictionary (blueski), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

FUCKING JOURNALISTS GIVING PEOPLE SHIT REVIEWS

unban dictionary (blueski), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

AND SLEEPING WITH WOMEN IN THE PAST

Aw naw, no' Annoni oan an' aw noo (Tom D.), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

Which jobbing indie band's parents would you travel back in time to have sex with?

Matt DC, Friday, 14 August 2009 11:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Gay Dad" indeed

unban dictionary (blueski), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

"Come tweet wiv me"

Been digging his tweets immensely. Thanks Mike!

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 14 August 2009 11:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I've got love for you unless your mum fucked a journo in the 80s, the 80s

vain_bowers, Friday, 14 August 2009 11:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

apparently he debuts on the hot 100 this week with one of his own tracks ;_; rihanna what have you done

teledyldonix, Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

tired of hearing that damn chintzy circus organ all the time

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 February 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

title of thread still applies

never gonna forgive rihanna for this tbh

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rev OTM

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess we should get used to it

plee help i am lookin for (crüt), Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

tired of hearing that damn chintzy circus organ all the time

yesss but this is like the definition of "grooving" for certain people

fauxmarc, Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 16 February 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what you guys would be saying had you been around for La Bouche, The Real McCoy and Captain Hollywood Project

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

(although "Feel So Close" is pretty much terrible)

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder what you guys would be saying had you been around for La Bouche, The Real McCoy and Captain Hollywood Project

― (thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, February 16, 2012 7:06 AM Bookmark

iirc my thoughts on all this stuff at the time was "when are they playing Coolio again?"

I fux w/ "Sweet Dreams" and "Another Night" (tho I always thought this sounded like a Coke jingle) and maaaaaaaaaaayyyybe "Be My Lover" tho

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 February 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can't figure out if la bouche and the real mccoy are supposed to really be a defense of this (or anything)

fauxmarc, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's more, people are having this hysterical overreaction to this dude as if he's some brand new circle of awful hell rather than someone who is pretty clearly operating in a paradigm that's been sending hits to the charts for 20 years

it's basically "look, we survived Robert Miles, we will survive this too, just relax"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

"look, we survived Robert Miles, we will survive this too, just relax"

I immediately vote for this as the replacement slogan for "Keep Calm and Carry On"

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 16 February 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck you Dan, "Children" is a classic *takes ball and goes home*

The Reverend, Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

I mean, in the interest of full disclosure I never understood why everyone despised "Children" either but Miles such a good stand-in for "commercially successful dance dude that dance people seem to hate with terrifying and unhealthy fervor"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 16 February 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's basically "look, we survived Robert Miles, we will survive this too, just relax"

Dan obviously doesn't remember the mass group suicides of the 90s.

pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

i loved "children" and "one & one"

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

still do

calvin harris could never

first period don't give a fuck, second period gon get cut (lex pretend), Friday, 17 February 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am a big fan of "another night" to be honest

teledyldonix, Friday, 17 February 2012 06:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Another Night" is brilliant. That bit near the end with the crazy little synth arpeggio behind Olaf's rap is one of the best all time house party moments.

it's more, people are having this hysterical overreaction to this dude as if he's some brand new circle of awful hell rather than someone who is pretty clearly operating in a paradigm that's been sending hits to the charts for 20 years

Pretty much all of my issues with Harris are tied up with his voice and persona, which were heavily prevalent on "I Like The Girls" and "Born In The 80s"; those records really were some brand new circle of awful hell. He was a dickhead in interviews and the like at that time as well.

Fear and loathing seem somewhat overdone if he's just producing chintzy circus organ dance-pop now, but if he opens his mouth on the new record then all bets are off.

Tim F, Friday, 17 February 2012 07:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

lol @ this being a carbon copy of "We Found Love" with Ne-Yo subbing in for Rihanna

Johnny Fever, Monday, 5 March 2012 01:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I just looked at his wikipedia page... that "Sweet Nothing" song is getting some radio play in the US and aside from the horrible Rihanna song it's his highest charting single. But in the UK his last six songs have gone 2-2-2-2-1-6 and both albums #1. Is he totally unavoidable on UK radio/in clubs etc?

skip, Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't know if actual djs in actual clubs actually play him but yeah he's all over the radio, drinking from the bottle being the current irritant

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

I can't imagine any DJ with any kind of rep ever playing Calvin Harris, but he's probably ubiquitous in high street nightclubs (ie most of the clubs in the UK).

Matt DC, Thursday, 21 March 2013 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

11 months pass...

"thinking about you" is such a good song

le goon (J0rdan S.), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:06 (1 month ago) Permalink

yeah it's much better than his other recent stuff, i was actually surprised it was him. naturally it is not getting nearly as much american radio play as his other songs did.

dyl, Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

fukk yes

rhyme heals all goons (m bison), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:15 (1 month ago) Permalink

gr8 song, esp for the 278th single off that record, possibly the best 278th single ever?

a commentary on self-absorbed youth culture in the social media age (zachlyon), Saturday, 8 March 2014 20:19 (1 month ago) Permalink


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